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ukraine's legal head of state. he believes the sessions taking place in the parliament are not legal. and he also said given, as you put hit, extremists had seized power in ukraine, he asked russia for protection. separately, russian news agencies said they had spoken to sources who had that request granted, which certainly seems to the the case if it is written over the russian airwaves. he did write that people in the crimea wouldn't accept what the government in kiev was doing. therefore he was prepared to step in again, work for compromise. according to that agreement he signed with the opposition and western powers. he seems to be speaking from an unknown location. we assume it's on russian territory. although his examine whereabouts have not been made clear. >> what is your reading of the fact that this has emerged through one of the official government news agencies and is quoting him directly. where does this mean russia is a aligning itself and what position is russia taking with the former president, although he says he is still the president? >> well, it feels like a prett
's biggest battle. in a vibrancy that it's a clip of the rights of the movement of ukraine states its mission and well something that the revolution here and that with the ousting of president upon which it's immediately to the crs has a different view this is just the beginning. ukraine's resurrection. europe's resurrection. they started our ride on. while. what does this misdirection require the storming of political party offices the torching of politicians houses and a manhunt for journalists from the get go. he recently offered you work for the whereabouts of a russian journalist from the rt our channel for the cold providing false information so you can see where we are having now. the jewish community is up by torquay in south eastern ukraine thought calm had returned but on tuesday unidentified man tried to set the tone suitable to blake's with multiple channels. each four masked men started throwing explosives at our synagogue at around eleven pm. oh security try to catch the perpetrators of that failed. the reit sector is the color and the voice of the uprising but the extent of its
in southern ukraine. us secretary of state john kerry warned pretend to respect ukraine sovereignty he said the us and russia did not need to get into what he called and told the court in cold war confrontation. residents of the eastern and southern ukraine maintain strong ties with lash out. this in the last one to move closer to your out. nato defence ministers asking them to keep the country in one piece this is from twenty eight member countries met at the headquarters in brussels they issued a statement commending the ukrainian armed forces for not intervening in the crisis facing nato allies will continue to support ukrainian sovereignty independence and territorial integrity. they see there is a key factors in the stability of central and eastern europe. i would say this demon is also intended to urge russia not to intervene to protect ukrainians of russian descent a group of japanese lawmakers said zealand to ali can to rescue people abducted to north korea. the seeming comes after a un report last week and dandy abductions as crimes against humanity. last party lawmakers is working
russian-speaking east and south will not acknowledge interim authorities. meanwhile ukraine's state prosecutor's said an international warrant has been issued for ousted president yanukovych. he is wanted in the deaths of 82 people, mainly protesters who were killed last week in the bloodiest crackdown and violence in ukraine's post-soviet history. yanukovych was reportedly last seen we're now hearing in moscow. bill: martha, i want to look at region here now. ukraine obviously an area of concern we've watched for some time. if you advance it one graphic we can show you why there is so much concern about the possibility of a country being, well, split in two. eastern ukraine and western ukraine. what vladmir putin would love to have is access to the waterways down here in the black sea. okay? crimea is an area here that is dominated by ethnic russians. about 52 to 58% according to the last census but that was some 10 years ago. there is a major port here in odessa. another major port down here. if putin had a chance to split the country, take at least eastern ukraine, he would still
warnings from nat oand the united states, and other major western powers russia is getting involved increasingly. ukraine for example is wondering about russia's military capabilities. vladimir putin put two of the four military drinks on high alert, land, sea, and air power being tested for readiness. moscow insists the war gains aren't connected to events in ukraine, net toe against escalation. i urge them to continue this efforts to establish this prospect. >> on the streets there was concern about the heightens tensions. with ethnic russians particularly those in premier. how exactly, i have seen that political leaders should decide, and they shouldn't let fascism take over. it is just a nightmare. >> on one hand they are our brothers from the other hand it will cause an international conflict, it is important to keep the interstory, but we can't leave our friends in trouble. >> where is the man that still called himself rightful presidents. a russian newspaper claimed that he was spotted here and it is rander great hotel earlier in the week. it is fittingly known as the hotel.
with ukraine. >>> secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. is prepared to offer the new ukraine government $1 billion in loan guarantees but he says russia must not get the wrong idea about american involvement in the ukrainian uprising. >> we are hoping that russia is not seeing this as sort of a continuation of the cold war. we do not see it that way. we do not believe this should be an east-west, russia-united states. this is not rocky iv, believe me we do not see it that way. >> introduced today as the main protest camp in kiev. tim friend is in ukrainian capitol. >> in a freezing independence square the politicians have been forces to consult the -- forced to consult the people who believe they achieved a revolution in ukraine. for those pitching to be part of a new ukraine, yetsenyuk, and yulia tymoshenko's fatherland party. >> this way people feel united. >> we believe maidan fulfilled its role. people need to fulfill their interests. we have to stand for what we want, and they act according to their wishes. that's how we'll get the future that we want. >> if anyone thought that fol
another cold war. russia says it is not invading ukraine which remains in a very political volatile state. steve handelsman has more on the warnings from u.s. officials for russia to step back. >> reporter: the u.s. government demand tonight is to avoid provocation but the russians are provoking worry in ukraine and here in washington. with russian forces staging what they call previously scheduled exercises near ukraine, secretary of state kerry talked on the phone to the foreign minister in moscow. who he said reyou a firmed russian president putin's promise to respect ukraine's borders. >> we believe that everybody now needs to step back and avoid any kind of provocations. >> reporter: but vladimir putin is also making clear russia is capable of invading ukraine. in 2008 russia did invade another neighboring nation, georgia. and last week's bloody protests in ukraine's capital kiev were a setback for russia prompting the national parliament to oust ukraine's pro russian president, viktor yanukovych. today near the big russian naval base that's in southern ukraine, pro russian army mob
the then secretary of state john kerry born in russia dmitry operations in ukraine ukraine's list. and just to update you some news coming in on the news wires to its relation to the deposed president viktor yanukovich he has insisted that he still considers himself the president of ukraine and he's also asked russia to guarantee his personal safety from actions of extremists the tree and a . ukraine's parliament is convening a kid to approve a new pro western government as the country faces its second major crisis one of the imminent bankruptcy. the new cabinets with intent before the crash of twenty five hasn't the media independence square late on wednesday. the core message was clear it's going to be a hard road ahead for ukraine to bring instances reports the singing the national anthem mountains camping see its independence plan i need is on the night and council tip to them like painting it and announce the date chosen as many states to the interim governments. this latest documents will have to postpone the decision. these will be that this is a traditional ukrainian economy this is the reaso
to ukraine prompted this stern warning from secretary of state john kerry in his interview with us. also a not so friendly caution from kerry to putin about how quickly these kinds of uprisings can catch fire. >> i think the rapidity with which it has moved should frankly be a message to russia. and mr. putin should listen carefully to ukrainians who have voiced their desire for change. so we're hoping that russian -- russia will not see this as sort of a continuation of the cold war, we don't see it that way. we do not believe this should be an east/west, russia/united states. this is not rocky iv, believe me. >> the russian prime minister today said that the opposition and the rebellion in ukraine are extremists. >> we are not looking for confrontation. but we are making it clear that every country should respect the territorial integrity here, the sovereignty of ukraine, russia has said it will do that and we think it's important that russia keeps its word. >> and then there is this, kerry has told me that now russia has increased its weapons to assad's regime in syria, despite the ho
don't think russia wants instability on its border in ukraine any more than the united states or european union. there's common interest to stabilize the situation in ukraine. that means this new government has to be committed to unt, reconciling different factions in the country and they have to be committed to freedom and democracy. i hope they are. >> it's interesting because you have a lot of experience having traveled to ukraine on many occasions. but my question to you is if putin was on the same page as the united states, why would he put these troops there? >> there's been some discussion that this is a regularly scheduled exercise. i do not know if that is true or not. i think putin is probably trying to signal to the new government in ukraine, don't mess around with cremia. it's trying to be tough, new guy in the neighborhood. >> why should people here came? >> they should care. number one it's a large country ge grarvegly, the size of france, 150 million people. it was called the breadbasket of the soviet union. someone far smarter than i observed russia without ukr
priority among russia, the united states and the eu is economic stability within the ukraine. the u.s. said they would look to the imf to take the lead, but that has not been decided, that's being worked out as well, tony. >> white house correspondent mike viqueria, thank you. >>> a day of action is underway around the world to draw attention to the plight of our al jazeera colleagues in egypt. three al jazeera english correspondents. mohamed fahmy, peter greste and baher mohamed. al jazeera rejects the charges against them. putting down their cameras in solidarity with our staff. our colleagues in berlin came out to demand the charges against our colleagues be dropped. abdalla al shami has been on a hunger strike for more than a month. journalists from around the world are asking the egyptian government to release all our staff. maria innes ferre is here. , maria, hello. >> this is a map of a hashtag that's been trending all over the world from asia, north america, south america, europe, and these are the images of hundreds and hundreds of journalists, activists, organizations, that have b
on military maneuvers and secretary of state kerry says russian military action in ukraine would be a grave mistake. >>> fine print, the white house is proposing sweeping changes to nutrition labels that will impact almost everything we eat. >>> plus, jay leno's big announcement. >>> a smart phone for the super secret designed to self destruct. >>> and a fascinating study uncovers what our dog's expressions really mean. good morning, everybody. vetoed, arizona's governor strikes down a controversial anti-gay bill. arizona senator john mccain and former secretary of state hillary clinton praise his decision. >> thankfully the governor of arizona has vetoed the discriminatory legislation that was passed. recognizing that inclusive leadership is really what the 21st century is all about. >> demonstrators also cheered following the governor's decision. jay gray has the story. >> reporter: after six days of protests outside the arizona state house, with the stroke of a pen jan brewer changed the chan chants to cheers, vetoing senate bill 1062, controversial religious freedoms legislation that op
become an independent sovereign state. it is a separatist question. and one that the crimea will now apparently vote for on may 25th, the same day the nation of ukraine is scheduled to vote for its next president. phil black, cnn, kiev. >> other international news we're following, an interesting new attraction in havana's harbor, a well-armed communication and surveillance ship complete with missiles. usually arrivals like these are highly publicized in cuba, but this one has been kept very low key. no one is talking about why this russian ship is in cuba right now. north korea flexing its muscles today by firing four, yes, four short-range missiles from a site near the border with south korea. the missiles went into the sea of japan, also known as the east sea. the missiles can travel around 120 miles, which would easily reach deep into south korea. the timing is key here as the united states and south korea just started their own joint military exercises earlier this week. the north korea test launch is just one of several foreign policy issues president obama's trying to juggle ri
agreed that $37 billion of loans went missing during yanukovych's rule, and with the state treasury empty, ukraine is facing an even more challenging future. tim friend reports from kiev. >> they were supposed to be confirming a new government. but events initial thely overwhelmed the parliament. increasingly nervous about what their overthrow may have unleashed. it brought this warning from the acting president. >> everybody that tries to take over government building northeast, west, center, south, and north, is going to be treated as having the committed a crime, against the government of the the ukraine. it was the a historic day, promising that the victims had not died in vain. the newly elected prime minister, said that the country was on the bring of collapse. a staggering $37 billion missing from state coffers under yanukovych. >> russia, the u.s., and the u.k. should take the on responsibility, under the budapest memorandum, to guarantee this will not grow into a military conflict that no country, will intervene in the internal affairs of ukraine. they are the inexperienced in pa
. secretary of state john kerry warned moscow against any military intervention in ukraine. >> this is not a zero-sum game. it is not a west versus east. it should not be. it is not a russia or the united states or other choices. this is about people of ukraine and ukrainians making their choice about their future. >> reporter: nato defense ministers say they support ukraine's territory and sovereignty. ukrainian lawmakers will vote on approving the new cabinet later on thursday. but the new leaders will have to face severe domestic divisions. the country's ousted president is now on an international wanted list. the whole world is paying close attention to events in the former soviet republic. chi aki ishikawa, nhk world. >>> the head of nato is warning about another hot spot, afghanistan. the country's president hamid karzai has not agreed to let u.s. troops stay in his country beyond the end of the year. anders fogh rasmussen say they may have to wait to get approval from karzai's successor. >> it may well be that president karzai won't sign, but i hope, i expect a new p
right where it meets ukraine and making sure the world sees him flexing his military muscles. releasing this ridow of fighter jets training. secretary of state john kerry says putin claims the drills have nothing to do with ukraine. secretary kerry says he is asking the russians to let ukrainian make their own doeses. >> i talked to the foreign minister and we talked about the transition and the events in ukraine and the region, and i asked specifically that russia work with the united states and with our friends and allies in order to support ukraine, to rebuild unity, security, and a healthy economy. >> but there is no sign of unity just yet in ukraine. witnesses say heavily armed men stormed government building in the southern part of ukraine and raised a russian flag in crime -- crimea. >> war games along the border. what do you make of it? >> it's intimidation by the russian government these war games are meant to send a new government in kiev that it better not drift far from the russian orbit, and you pat together with president yanukovych is in russia, and what you also reported
in the ukrainian capital of kiev. the temporary government in ukraine has announced a slate of nominees for a new *unity government, aligned with the european union. and the united states warned russia against any military intervention to bring ukraine back into russia's orbit. the governor of arizona has vetoed a controversial bill that would protect businesses who denied services to gay and lesbian customers based on the owner's religious beliefs. governor jan brewer spent yesterday meeting with supporters and opponents of the bill before rejecting the law. she says the bill was "broadly worded" and would have brought negative consequences to the state. >> to as a perverse i understand that long-held norms are being challenged as never before. but i sincerely believe that the senate bill proposed has the potential to create more problems than it purports to solve. >>brewers decision was greeted by cheers from gay rights advocates who fought the bill, saying it was discrimination. supporters argued the bill was a religious freedom issue. the measure would have automatically become law saturday,
to the ukraine , back off, usa. done ated states has not lot, as robert kaplan put it. the final answer, he will have to be the solution for the next ukraine government and he is glad this to not happen before the olympics. robert kaplan, the markets are not really responding to what is happening in the ukraine. >> the markets are behaving on the margins that this will be contained. that this is not going to escalate into a broader crisis. normally, when the markets make these kind of judgments, on occasion they are right and on occasion they are wrong. they are assuming this is going to get results. >> this brings us to the agenda item, the yen. >> this is the global business paper we are watching. there are number of indicators but with a weaker yen, 103-105 per dollar, the fear comes in and we go down with a stronger yen, racing through this morning at 184. as robert kaplan said, there is a quiet out there as we -- from headline to headline. >> this is effectively people taking off the carry trade and shorting the yen, they reversed that. >> and there is the 10 year yield in the u.s. as
that they could easily try to make in ukraine. ukraine, the soviet satellite states, the one that has the most potential future positive impact on russia, if they could get it back. and the countries of the west -- the countries of the european union, the united states should be aggressively uniting in trying to reinforce the desire for people in ukraine to want to have economic freedom and want to have personal freedom and sending the strongest possible messages against those who work against that, whether they're in russia or whether they were complicit in the activities of ukraine. this sudden moving around of russian troops today, unannounced until just the last few hours that they'd be maneuvering, it's usually no consequence -- it's usually no coincidence if the russians are moving troops around at a time of crisis on their borders, and we should be very vigilant in sending the message of freedom, the message of supporting people who want freedom. my concern about syria is that our policy hasn't worked there either. and, frankly, our policy hasn't worked in such a way that it makes it ha
the united states, nato very concerned. talking about the need for yause to stay out of ukraine d not by -- do not get militarily involved in any way. the situation in crimia, mainly a russian-speaking group of people. when viktor yanukovych was in power, they were talking about the western regions. now that the opposition is in power, the concern is they could get sort of lose out if you will in this carefully -- ethnic mix within the ukraine. nteresting developments today. the regional parliament building in crimia. >> tell us what is going on in the building. we're waiting to see this new government formed. this new leader step forward. an interim government but an important one given the financial situation. >> i'll tell you exactly what's happening. i'm inside the parliament. right in front of me is the man that the opposition said they want to be prime minister. surrounded by 50-60 journalists that want to talk to him. they see man that is about to take the helm to lead the country for three months as they prepare for elections. he will be the guy that is the point man for n
was on the brink of economic and political collapse, a staggering $37 billion missing from state coffers under yanukovych. >> ukraine now desperately needs a strong government. the leaders here are battling to keep the country united and maintain law and order. they know that events could easily slip out of their control. >> some of the new cabinet may be veterans of the protest movement that they are inexperienced in parliamentary politics. seenor colleagues don't underestimate the task ahead. >> we count on the support and cooperation from the i.m.f., european union and some major powers in helping ukraine to cope with the situation. >> beyond the crisis in crimea, the ukraine government needs $35 billion in international aid to keep the economy afloat. its new ministers will be powerless without it. tim friend, aljazeera, kiev. >> as ukraine's new leadership takes shape, the post president viktor yanukovych appears to have broken his silence. in a statement, he said he's still the head of state. his comments gave no clue as to his whereabouts. we'll be looking at the possibilities later in
. thousands of documents from the state have now been discovered. they were the dumped in the river. >> it is the first time she returns by ukraine's police. the the imnagely never forget. we were a smalling group and three timing bigger we had no weapons just stones. i didn't think the police would kill ukrainians. now that he is gone, the the ukrainians are getting to more know about the men they helped to overthrow. there shall still people diving in the freezing cold water frying to retreat every single document they can. by a group of journalist whose are sitting through them, and making them available online for everyone to see. more many are still trying. some of the documents reveal a lavish lifestyle and expensive furniture. ohs detailed transactions through/flu a web of shadow companies and a bank belonging to the yanukovych. then the there was the astonish and shock from the numbers of the money spent here to the names and the documents and the company names that founded it. perhaps the most shocking document so far, is this one. detailing the extent to which he was willi
maneuvers. secretary of state kerry saying russian military action in ukraine would be a grave mistake. >>> fine pri. the white house is proposing sweeping changes to nutrition labels impacting almost everything we eat. >>> plus, retired tonight show host jay leno's big announcement. a smartphone for the super secret designed to self-destruct. and a fascinating study uncovers what our dogs' expressions really mean. it's thursday, february 27th. "early today" starts right now. >>> very good morning to you. i'm richard lui. we're going to start with breaking news out of hawaii this hour. small private plane crashing moments after taking off from an airport on the island of maui last night. officials saying three people were killed, and three were injured. two critically. they believe everyone has been accounted for, no word yet on the cause there. we'll continue to watch that on nbc. >>> back on the mainland, drought stricken california finally getting a double blast of rain with possible flooding on the way too. heavy showers in the san francisco bay area knocked down trees and caused p
by russia in ukraine, would be a, quote, grave mistake. secretary of state john kerry urging restraint. saying, quote, this is not "rocky iv." the tough talk as russia flexed its military might today. russian president vladimir putin ordering his troops to conduct military exercises on ukraine's doorstep. >>> and from russia, next to china, tonight in the grip of an epic dome of smog. the air pollution so dire, someone said it's like a respiratory nuclear winter. abc's bob woodruff is on the ground. and he showed us how hard it is to reach clean air through all that smog. >> reporter: this is what it was like to wake up in china's capital. life inside a toxic cloud, seven-straight days. i'm looking at the sky. it's just about as polluted as i've ever seen. in fact, this is an app. this indicates the air quality index. that number is 512. the w.h.o. says 20 is what is safe. i once lived in beijing. but in these past 26 years, the pollution was never this bad. the air leaves a metallic taste in your mouth. so, we decided to head south in search of breathable air. we're pulling out of the
-- i'm mark crumpton. this is "bottom line." today, janet yellen discusses the state of the u.s. economy. in the ukraine's fugitive president will reportedly hold a news conference in russia. the fda proposes changes to nutrition labels on food packaging. to our viewers in the united states and those of you joining us from around the world, welcome. we have full coverage of the stocks and stories
. this is "bottom line." today, janet yellen discusses the state of the u.s. economy. in the ukraine's fugitive president will reportedly hold a news conference in russia. the fda proposes changes to nutrition labels on food packaging. to our viewers in the united states and those of you joining us from around the world, welcome. we have full coverage of the stocks and stories making headlines today. cory johnson looks at google's efforts to speed up connecting to the internet in several u.s. cities will stop peter cook has highlight of janet yellen's testimony before the senate banking committee. those stories in just a moment. first, let's get you the latest on ukraine. ryan chilcote filed this report from key of. >> the ukrainian parliament has just ordered in a new government in the ukraine. its job will be to prepare the public for snap elections in may and make sure they are able to get enough money from international creditors to pay their bills in the meantime. u.s. has ponied up a billion dollars in the form of a loan guarantee and the imf says they will send a delegation next week and
here change what someone thinks about or feels in kiev, ukraine, for example? >> if the united states economy grows at a very strong rate, over 3%, new jobs are being created here, new businesses, a lot of that will translate into economic activity in the rest of the world. and i think tat what you're talking about is countries like the, egypt, 40% unemployment among young people. that is tremendous number. they have no jobs. if they have no jobs they're sitting there getting angry. when they get angry they will start shooting and hitting somebody. i'm suggesting if the united states doesn't do whatever it needs to do get its economy back up to the postwar level, we'll end up with boots on the ground somewhere else in the world as the fires start burning again. jenna: you mentioned egypt with its high youth unemployment. if you look at places like spain, youth unemployment is over 50%. it is over 25% in france. even here at home, youth unemployment is above 13%. these are really high numbers. i guess the question becomes, dan, what do you do to change that and what, is there one thing
want but they put up a russian flag and a sign that said, crimea is russian. ukraine's pro-russian president was ousted last week. >>> the acting president is warning russian troops to keep out of ukraine. so is the u.s. secretary of state. kerry says russian intervention would be a grave mistake. russia questioned the legitimacy of the new ukrainian leadership. ukrainian security forces are on high alert. >>> more breaking news from overnight. smoke in the cabin of a delta connection flight that landed in oakland, california. the plane made it to the jetway when about 80 people who flew from l.a. had to evacuate. >> leave all your belongings and get off this aircraft. we cannot breathe back here. go. >> flight attendants also opened the emergency exits, but no slides were deployed, and everyone deplaned normally. the investigation into what caused the smoke is under way. >>> more breaking news this morning, three people are dead in a plane crash in hawaii. small plane went down last night minutes after taking off from the lanai airport. the aircraft landed in an area of br
secretary of state john kerry to warn any military intervention in ukraine would be a grave mistake. getting very serious. >> it is. 6:42. an update to breaking news, a stretch of southbound 101 shut down overnight in the south bay. we've got new details about the fuel spill from an overturned tanker. >> 18 people woke up to smoke and flames. >> we're tracking another round of heavy rainfall on the way to the bay area. i'll time it out when "today in the bay" comes right back. >>> a. new video just in showing an overturned tanker truck closed part of 101 to remain closed for hours. >> the truck was hauling gas on southbound 101 when a car slammed into it near tenant avenue. christie smith live near the scene of that crash this morning. we saw the vehicle that was involved as well. you just spoke to chp about when the lanes might open out there. what do you know? >> reporter: good morning. unfortunately, i wish i had better news for you but when i asked the chp officer he kind of shrugged his shoulders and said maybe one to two hours at best, talking about just getting one lane open southboun
of speech today. thank you so much, jonathan karl. >>> now, we head overseas to ukraine, where this was the image on the ground. masked gunman raising the russian flag. but russia made a point to reassure the united states today. telling secretary of state john kerry, that russia vows to respect the integrity of ukraine. they will not start an armed conflict. u.s. officials say they remain watchful. >>> and back here at home, police are celebrating a victory against organized car thieves. a multimillion-dollar international ring of carjackers, hauled in and arrested today. and this gang is accused of stealing luxury cars and suvs and selling them overseas. abc's gio benitez shows us why dangerous carjacking is on the rise in america. >> reporter: watch how quickly it can happen. a carjacker pulls a gun on a man, in front of his house. demanding his car keys. to drive off with the victim's mercedes. and just before christmas, a carjacker killed justin friedland, right in front of his wife at the mall, to take his luxury mall. it's what authorities are calling a carjacking epidem
in ukraine would be a grave mistake. >> we do not believe this should be an east-west, russia/united states. this is not "rocky 4." >>> californians are waking up to the first of two rainstorms. >> by the end of the week, as much as 8 inches in some areas, and that might lead to mudslides in the foothills of los angeles, so officials are calling for voluntary evacuations. >> we'll get the women and children out here. >> last night, jan brewer vetoed legislation pitting equal liberty against gay rights. >> i call them like i see them, despite the cheers or boos. >> leave all your belongings and get off this aircraft. we cannot breathe back here. go. >> oakland international airport, a delta flight operated by skywest was evacuated after smoke filled the plane. >> the cabin started filling up. it smelled like burnt rubber. >> new developments concerning sex assaults in the military. the army has removed 600 soldiers. >> a store clerk takes down a would-be robber, a move worthy of professional wrestling. >> bam! that's a rap. >> oh, that? >> reddick is back, to the track, and this one is -- di
this was known as the sunni interests not just in germany but also nato and russia the ukraine find its way back to stability and we can only come up with a solution by working together. the turmoil in ukraine is a headache than a tent. several member states shall border with the country they don't want its divisions to deepen. with the speed of the ukrainian on olson's of behaving professionally during its domestic crisis and will sadly be encouraging them to continue to do so representatives of the ukrainian government and religion will join mensa for talks in brussels on thursday in other news to islamist extremists have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of british soldier and the brigade in london last year. rigby was run over and stabbed to death by a man in full view of shot craps. the attack provoked both anger and revulsion of cross for his family has welcomed the heady sentences passed down by the high court at the old bailey in london they say justice has now been summer. the sentiment is a scuffle outside the old lady in the mood and emotions have been running high throu
that the state treasury in ukraine was robbed and is empty. i will not promise an improvement, not today, not tomorrow. our main task is to stabilize the situation in the country. >> reporter: bret, the international community right now is scrambling to figure out how to help ukraine without any funds disappearing into a black hole. that will certainly require some reforms on the fly. the international monetary fund is sending a delegation to kiev in the coming days to try to ascertain how to make that all come together effectively. bret? >> amy, thank you. >>> now back here to the u.s., and u.s. politics. vice president biden told democrats today to stop apologizing for their policies, including the obama health care plan. it's a message apparently not fully embraced by potential presidential candidate hillary clinton who says she would considerhanges to obamacare. correspondent doug mcelway has that story tonight. >> reporter: it was a nuanced criticism of obamacare from the presumed 2016 democratic presidential front-runner. in an off-camera talk in orlando the former secretary of sta
in sydney federal call in the crimea region of ukraine. the sites was the scene of wednesday's scuffles between talk to groups of pro russian supporters. local car totally dead leaf out show by ralf and state that the government buildings to be occupied by many new forms which were unrecognizable insignia following the fall of president viktor yanukovich divisions with the new crate of come to the fore the crew russian defence groups of set up roadblocks and barricades to prevent spread your ep in protest is from traveling to the region from the capital kiev. as tensions simmer russia has placed troop some of the implementing measures to increase security russia's black sea fleet based in the area the unveiling of ukraine's new government's nominees got a mixed reception in may down on wednesday. ah seine epsom oaks and here on the rights was presented as prime minister designate and promptly received a chorus of boos. many in the crowd simply don't want a return of the old gods would again im eyeing the old noisy la woody in the money that isn't a single all the gunk all anyone who's w
responding. secretary of state john kerry warned russia that any military action in the ukraine would be a grave mistake. >> russia needs to be careful in the judgments that it makes going forward here. we are not looking for confrontation. but we are making it clear that every country should respect the territorial integrity here. the sovereignty of the ukraine, russia has said it will do that. and we think it's important that russia keeps its word. lou: the russian counterpart fireback. warning the west and in sourcing decisions upon the ukrainian government. >> t is dangerous and counterproductive to try to force upon the ukraine the choice that you are with us or against us. it has to be part of a global european family that is meaningful of the term. lou: the permian pill in slow region the opposing groups, and some cases people getting killed. two people were killed in the demonstrations and riots in more than 30 hospitalized. drawing the ukraine back into the russian sphere. and it's not likely going to allow this to go without a fight. joining s is lieutenant colonel bill co
the western part of russia near the border of ukraine to begin combat preparedness exercises. we wait to see tomorrow whether or not ukraine has a new government. for "nightly business report," michelle caruso-cabrera in kiev. >> late today, u.s. secretary of state john kerry said the u.s. is considering a $1 billion in loan guarantees to ukraine, but no decision has been made yet. >>> still ahead, j.c. penney says it expects sales and gross profits to improve this year. but is it enough to turn investor sentiment? >>> some positive news from j.c. penney after the market closed today and investors seemed to be encouraged enough to buy the stock at least for now. after the the bell, the struggling retailer reported a loss of 68 cents a share, but that was a lot less than analysts estimates. sales rose 2% to $3.8 billion, but that was below wall street forecasts. j.c. penney says it expects sales and gross margins to improve in 2014. and that's one reason shares initially jumped as much as 10% in after-hours trading. but j.c. penney isn't in the clear. courtney reagan has more on the challenge
. and obama responding. secretary of state john kerry warned russia that a military action in the ukraine wouldbe a grave mistake. >> russia needs to be careful in the judgments that it makes going forward here. we are not looking for confrontation. but we are making it lear that every country shod respect the territorial integrity here. the sovereignty of the ukraine, russia has said it will do that. and we think it's imortant that russia keeps its word. lou: the russia counterpar fireback. warng the west and in sourcing decisions upon the ukrainian government. >> t isangerous and counterproductive to try to force upon the ukraine the choice that you are with us or aginst us. it has toe part of a global ropean family that is meaningful of the term. lou: the permian pill in slow region tthe opposing groups, and some cases people getting killed. twpeople were kied in the demonstrations and riots in more than 30 hospitalized. drawing the ukraine back into the russian sphere. and it's not lely gog to allow this to go without a fight. joining s is lieutenant colonel bill collins. it's good
in the middle of a new cold war between russia and the united states. angry crowds filled the streets of southern ukraine after dozens of gunmen seized the headquarters of a regional parliament. their first move to raise the russian flag. it's more than symbolanism a country bitterly torn between old ties to moscow and a future more closely aligned with america and the west. bill black is in kiev where demonstrators ousted their pro-moscow president. tell us more, phil. >> well, carol, we expected tension in the south of the country where people maintain close ties to russia culturally, ethically. this is a real escalation. huge crowds in the region known as the crimea. thousand of people, many of them pro russians shouting crimea is part of russia. eventually those clouds dissipated. in the early hours of this morning, a big group heavily armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades have overtaken that parliamentary building. all politicians, civilians inside have left the building. they now control it. but they are refusing to evacuate. they are refusing to recognize t
to be considered a threat. >> the future of the government and ukraine is unclear. there are reports that pro-russian gunmen stormed a building in the ukrainian state of crimea. >> fights broke out between pro-russia, russian demonstrators and supporters of the government. adding to the tensions, russia is conducting military drills. moscow says the exercises are not related to what is happening in kiev. the u.s. told russia any military action would be a grave mistake. ukraine's parliament will decide whether to approve the new interim government. they were announced that the main protest camp - that they are civic activists rather than veteran politicians. >> in a freezing independence square politicians have been forced to consult the people who believed they achieved the resolution. for those pitching to be part of the administration, this is more than symbolic. top of the least, the p.m. some cheers for oleksandr turchynov's father land party. >> translation: people are united, together. the important thing is that they feel they are engaged in the process of decision making. >> we beli
of crimea. the peninsula is in the south of ukraine, population 1.9 million. grammy is part of the country, but governs itself as a semi autonomous state. it is also home to russia's lack see -- black sea fleet. are dedicated to the integrity of my country, and we will do everything we can, everything possible, and we will use all tools and legal means in order to civilize ukraine. >> that is the new prime minister. 30 $5 billion -- in aid. we caught up with him this morning. >> we will do everything not to default. we have enough resources and if we get financial support on the united states, the european union, the imf, we will do it. billion.5 the imf says it is ready to respond to ukraine's request. the u.s. thus far has pledged $1 billion in loan guarantees. $1 billion down, 34 billion dollars to go. ukraine's money problems, together with the situation in crimea, are shaking of the regional markets. fell to recordle lows against the u.s. dollar. ukrainian stocks also fell. it does not help that russia is flexing its military muscle. russia has put fighter jets on alert given what is
after disappearing in ukraine, the ousted president viktor yanukovych has resurfaced in russia. in a statement relayed by russian state television, he declared that he was still the head of state. he plans to hold a press conference tomorrow. in key avenue, a new president and prime minister has been sworn in. mera, pro- russian gunmen have stormed the building. >> the crisis intensified today russia ass transiting they celebrated the storming of the local parliament by men with guns. the buildings was barricaded and it is an illustration of how little control the new ukrainian the the heavily armed men took over the parliament at about 4:00 this morning. witnesses say they were carrying rifles and rocket propelled grenades. they fought their way in and through out the police who had been guarding the building. the mood had widespread support. this woman told me that like many here, she feels russian, not ukrainian. she wants to defend this historic land from people she calls fascists. with blood with russian soldiers and we cannot betray them. we will never give u
and not europe. assia, meanwhile, is running second day military exercises near the ukraine border. the rest of the secretary of state was in kiev on wednesday to play support for the new government. >> the first up is the formation of a new government. sit downortunity to with that new government and identify the plans of the new ukrainian government, their diagnosis of the problem, and then identify specifically what we can do to help. >> lawmakers in ukraine unveiled an interim government wednesday to be led by prime minister arseniy yatsenyuk. he is a leader who topped u.s. diplomat victory and clearly favors an elite phone call released before's >> i think he is the economic experience, the governing experience. >> in venezuela, five intelligence agents have been arrested for the shooting deaths of protesters amidst violent antigovernment protests that have killed at least 16 people. three other agents and six police officers were arrested on monday. on wednesday, president nicolas maduro held a national peace conference aimed at quelling the crisis, but the opposition did not
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to get to ukraine. and then andrea's interview with the secretary of state. >>> reports this morning that ousted ukrainian president yanukovych is staying in moscow and asking for protections. he hasn't been seen since saturday. overnight, armed men reportedly seized control of two government buildings in the region of crimea and raised the russian flag and also increased tensions between the u.s. and russia after president vladimir putin announced he was sending more than 150,000 troops near ukraine's border for military exercises. russia denied the war games are related to the crisis in ukraine, but secretary of state john kerry issued a stern warning that any involvement would be a grave mistake. >> it would be very difficult for me to understand how russia would reconcile its position on libya, its position on syria, it's warnings against intervention in another country and not respect the sovereignty of ukraine and the people there. we are hoping that russia will not see this as sort of a continuation of the cold war. we don't see it that way. we do not believe this should be an
heard it from defense secretary chuck hagel, secretary of state john kerry and jay carney. the message verbatim. do not send russian troops into the ukraine and the u.s. will be watching. this is all as violence broke out on the streets of the ukraine today. today, pa frightening taste of worse-case scenario for the ukraine, the country divided among ethnic lines. adding to the tension, russian warplanes placed on high alert and russian troops mobilizing for military exercises right along the ukraine eastern border. with the obama administration increasingly concerned about russian's intentions, president obama issued a stern warning. >> i urged him not to take any steps that could be miss interpreted. >> a time of great tension. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry said that in a phone call today, russian foreign minister sergey lavrov assured him the exercises are not related to the ukraine. but he cautioned -- >> statements are statements. words are words. we have all learned that it's actions and the follow-on choices that make the greatest difference. >> reporter: so if russ
of the center on the united states and europe at the brookings institution. her latest book is "mr. putin: operative in the kremlin." and nadia diuk, she's spent decades studying and visiting ukraine, and is a vice president at the national endowment for democracy. we welcome you both to the program, nadia diuk, giving these divisions we are seeing in this report and hearing about elsewhere, can this country hold together ukraine? >> i think what we saw in the film was basically about country$qah. i think the government being put together in kiev right now really is trying to address the issue of unity. there are people who have been brought into this line-up that would be voted on tomorrow that are from the east of ukraine. they are new faces. there was an interesting action today in the western city of leviv which is normally known as being pro western and very ukrainian. they introduced a day of speaking russian. so that the-- and the mayor was leading this to show that whatever language ukrainians speak that they feel themselves to be one country and belong to one you knit. >> pushin
you like and not take the rest. i think that is the main message. yatsenyuk won the support of ukraine protesters in kiev to the an interim cabinet and averted a fraud. he says lawmakers are set to approve him as prime minister today. secretary of state john kerry says the u.s. is formulating a $1 billion loan guarantee for the ukraine. kerry also warned against intervention by russia. kiev inlcote is in independence square last night. he filed this report. >> welcome to kiev's independence square, a place that nearly a week after the ousting of former president yanukovych remains the center of power in this country. that is something that is very much on display today in independence square. on the stage, the politicians have come to present their candidates for the country's new government. to receive the people's blessing. distrust of politicians in this country runs very deep even when it comes to those politicians that were in the opposition to yanukovych that stood with the protesters here just a week ago. when you look around independence square, you quickly realize that the rea
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